Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Mar
27
2014

recognize

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

re k@g naIz

transitive verb
definition 1:  to identify (someone or something) from previous experience or contact with that particular person or thing.
example:  His face was covered in dirt, and it took me a moment to recognize him.
example:  I didn’t recognize her voice on the phone, and I thought she had the wrong number.

definition 2:  to be able to distinguish what something is based on knowledge of the features or characteristics of that thing.
example:  I recognize true suffering when I see it.

definition 2:  to regard or acknowledge as valid.
example:  He recognized his shortcomings and tried to improve himself.
example:  I recognize that your needs are different from mine.

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